United Universe of Characters
Interactive Publication Design | Character Design | AR
United Universe of Characters is a monthly augmented reality design magazine showcasing the latest characters illustrations, sketches and animations. The magazine consists of different segments: articles, featured story, reviews and gallery. Each issue revolves around a certain character such as dragons, tigers, plantoids, zombies ...etc. This helps the reader draw inspiration, learn and hopefully develop their own characters.
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AUGMENTED REALITY MAGAZINE
The visuals in the magazine are augmented with videos and supporting material.
CHARACTER DESIGN KIT:
A special edition fanzine that comes with the magazine: it is destined to promote specific Egyptian character designers. This year's issue focuses on 4 Egyptian character designers.
PARCEL FROM A PARALLEL UNIVERSE:
I conducted interviews with each of the designers. They always talked about how they drew inspiration from the real world to design their characters. That is why I created the United Universe of Characters kit; it let you travel to a parallel universe. In each parcel, you will find a passport, plane tickets and visas.
In order to travel to the parallel universe of characters, you need a plane ticket. The ticket contains information about the world of each designer and the QR code actually links to their realistic Behance profiles.
The passport is the main publication containing interview excerpts with the designers, tips and tricks when designing characters, how they draw inspiration ...etc
Visas are your official pass to this imaginary universe. They are created based on the most iconic character for each designer.
26 DIFFERENT PATTERNS:
Each spread is a distinct pattern designed from the different characters. The paper used for the passport and plane tickets is actually sketchbook paper. The idea behind it is to mimic the starting point of character design: from a rough sketches.